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Head and chest of a monumental lion

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1966, sold by Nasli Heemaraneck (b. 1902 - d. 1971), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 13, 1966)

Credit Line

Keith Mcleod Fund from the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection

Indian, Gupta period, about 5th century

Object Place

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, Northern India


Overall: 61 x 35.6 x 45.7 cm (24 x 14 x 18 in.) Mount (Solid brass rod support secured into the pedestal/ plastic cover): 12.7 x 1.6 x 7.6 cm (5 x 5/8 x 3 in.) Case (Reinforced wooden pedestal / opening in back): 121.9 x 68.6 x 45.7 cm (48 x 27 x 18 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Red Sikri sandstone